The UK’s Leading Car Importers


The UK’s Leading Car Importers

Are you looking to import your from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom?

We can handle the whole process of importing your car from Hong Kong, including the export, shipping, customs clearance, UK inland trucking, compliance testing and DVLA registration. We handle the whole process, saving you time, hassle and unforeseen costs.

Getting your vehicle to the United Kingdom

We import a large quantity of vehicles from Hong Kong to the UK on behalf of our clients, meaning we have great experience and skills for importing your vehicle too. We offer complimentary collection within the city limits but can add a quote to collect your vehicle from further a field in at your request. We ship the vehicles using shared containers, meaning you benefit from a reduced rate for moving your vehicle to the UK due to sharing the cost of the container with other cars we are importing on behalf of clients. Container shipment is a safe and secure way to import your vehicle and your car is in safe hands with us.

How much tax will you need to pay to import your vehicle?

When importing a vehicle from Hong Kong, there are four different ways to clear customs in the UK, depending on the vehicles origin, age and your circumstances:

  • If you import a vehicle that was manufactured outside the EU, you will pay 20% VAT and 10% duty
  • If you import a vehicle that was manufactured in the EU, you will pay 20% VAT and £50 duty
  • If you import a vehicle that is over 30 years old and not extensively modified, you will pay 5% VAT only

Are you moving back as a transferring resident to the United Kingdom? If you have owned the vehicle for over six months and have proof of residency in Hong Kong stretching back 12 months – then your import will in most cases not be subject to import duties and taxes.


Vehicle modifications and type approval

For vehicles that are under ten years old from Hong Kong, your vehicle will need to comply to UK type approval. To do this, your will need to have an IVA test. We are the only privately operated testing facility in the UK, meaning you do not have the long waiting times associated with government testing centres used by other UK vehicle importers.

Every car is different and every manufacturer has different support standards for assisting their clients through the import process, so please get a quote from us for your specific vehicle import.

We manage the whole process on your behalf, whether that is dealing with the homologation team of your vehicle’s manufacturer or the Department for Transport, so you can relax in the knowledge that you will be legally registered with the DVLA in the shortest time possible.

Hong Kong cars may require some modifications, including converting the speedometer to display MPH and the rear fog light position if it is not already universally compliant.

Our enquiries team have a great knowledge of vehicles, allowing them to accurately estimate what is needed for your import from Hong Kong to the UK.

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Vehicles over ten years old

Over 10-year-old cars are type approval exempt, but still require an MOT test and similar modifications needed for an IVA test prior to registration. The modifications depend on the age but are generally to the rear fog light.

If your vehicle is over 40 years old it does not need an MOT test and can be delivered direct to your UK address ahead of it being registered.


We offer the complete import service

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